"On the Opening the of Alexander Column in St. Petersburg,
1834," bronze commemorative table medal.
50.6 mm wide; weighs 60.5.0 grams.
Engraved by P. Utkin. Obverse shows
portrait of Alexander I with a legend around the edge.
shows a view of the Alexander Column in the square in front
the Hermitage, legend around: "Greatful Russia to Alexander
the First". Glossy brown finish.
Very fine condition. Green deposits on both the front and
back, two small scratches in the field above Alexander's
The erection of this red granite column was regarded at the
time as an incredible technical achievement and it is still
the tallest monument of its type in the world!
/Mikhail Dyakov, "Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 4,
1825-1855", page 72, fig. 511.1/